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With effect from 1st July 2022, Clementine Robertshaw and Rachel Croft have been promoted to partner, and Rachael Hawkin, Sam Stone, and Bronya Greatrex became our newest associates.
In her article last month, Julia Gray described the process of responding to an employment tribunal claim. Here she considers the steps to prepare the case for hearing or otherwise resolve the claim. Directions – also known as ‘case management orders’ – will be set out in writing by the tribunal telling the parties how to prepare the case for the final hearing.
Independent practitioners inevitably find litigation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive. In the first of a series of three articles about the employment tribunal process, Julia Gray explains the key stages and how doctors who employ staff can avoid common pitfalls experienced by others.
Yesterday evening, Sajid Javid announced a reversal of government policy to implement mandatory vaccinations throughout much of the health and social care sectors.
Mandatory covid vaccination in care homes was implemented on 11 November 2021. Without a valid exemption, workers will not usually be permitted access to (or be able to work in) care homes.
Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited Whistleblowing dismissals - The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that an Employee who had made whistleblowing disclosures had not been unfairly dismissed despite making protected disclosures.Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. Whistleblowing dismissals - The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that an Employee who had made whistleblowing disclosures had not been unfairly dismissed despite making protected disclosures.
The government has released its response to the consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, promising to further protections to employees who are victims of sexual harassment, whilst giving employers support to put measures in place to respond to the needs of their organisation, and provide explicit protections from third-party harassment.
The government has published its COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Roadmap) setting out the details of step 4 of the roadmap out of restrictions for England. The restriction are scheduled to be lifted on 19 July 2021. Hempsons' employment law team discuss the guidance.
Doctor employers face ongoing staff management challenges as lockdown restrictions ease. Lucy Miles and Isobel Davis highlight some areas needing consideration.
The government has published new guidance for the public sector on making termination of employment/severance payments to employees.
The most notable changes to employment law in 2020 were, unsurprisingly, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there were also a small number of other developments that may have fallen below the radar but which employers should be aware of.
A recent Employment Tribunal claim has shed light on the extent of the protection offered by the gender reassignment provisions in the Equality Act. This article looks at some of the failings of the employer in that case and highlights some of the things that your Practice may need to be thinking about when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
Covid-19 has brought safety concerns and whistleblowing protections into sharp relief. Martin Cheyne explores some implications for practices to watch out for.
We know that if we have Covid-19, we need to protect those around us. Whilst that is essential and mandatory, so too is self-isolation for those who have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19; but what should workers and their employers do?